This is from an internal MINI UK bulletin and it may just be the most underrated change of the past year:
The washer bottle capacity will increase on all models by 0.4 litres to approximately 2.5 litres. In addition, an orange warning lamp will be situated on the right hand stalk to advise customers when their washer fluid is running low. The alarm warning lamp will thus move to the left hand stalk.
It may sound trivial but for MINI owners that live in the snow belt where washing the windshield must be done every couple of minutes in in-climate weather… it's a big improvement. This change will go into effect for 1/05 production and beyond.
Thanks to Alex for the photo.